NY Mets Rumors and Fantasy Baseball News: Travis d'Arnaud Injury Forces Kevin Plawecki Promotion

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Apr 20, 2015 09:47 AM EDT
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Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets
Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets singles and drives in a run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins during their game at Citi Field on April 19, 2015 in New York City. "

The NY Mets have promoted prospect Kevin Plawecki to the major league roster following the injury to catcher Travis d'Arnaud and this comes after the team brought up Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace reliever Jerry Blevins after he went down with a fractured forearm.

According to ESPN New York, Adam Rubin reports that the team is promoting Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to the roster following the injuries. d'Arnaud fractured his hand and now he could be out for an extended period of time. The catcher is just 26-years-old and he was off to a strong start this season while hitting .317 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.

Plawecki is a former first round pick for the Mets in 2012 and according to Hardball Talk, last season Plawecki hit .309 with 11 home runs and 64 RBI while playing for Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas. The report says that Plawecki will take over as the starting catcher and Anthony Recker will be the backup.

The NY Mets are off to a strong start this season and they are in first place in the NL East with a 10-3 record. The team opens up a series with the Braves on Tuesday after an off day on Monday and a sweep of the Miami Marlins.

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